When the home you love goes to someone else to love

Congratulations to a wonderful family that can now move back home to be with family!
It always feels great when a beloved home can be passed on to another family to love as well.

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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Debuts & Discoveries – What’s new in Seattle beverages

Debuts & Discoveries – Beverage Tasting – Saturday, March 16th from 5-8pm

D&D is a great gathering of new talent from the Seattle beverage world with offerings from wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. Food trucks on site as well.

See link for all details & to get tickets.

Enjoy some tasty food and beverages and support Outdoors for All.

Helping children with disabilities get out!

I’ll see you there. https://lnkd.in/dx7hU58

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 11:45 am
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Where’s Robert…Neighborhood Series – Capitol Hill story

Come hear more of the story at my Open House this Sunday 1-4p.
321 Coryell Ct. E.

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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Where’s Robert…Neighborhood Series – Perfect Seattle Day

My neighborhood series today starts with an idea I heard about years ago:

What would you do in your city, as part of your perfect day?

So my perfect day, or morning as I did it today, included coffee in my favorite neighborhood spot, Zoka, while reading an actual newspaper.

A haircut at a new neighborhood barber, Steele Barber and then a trip downtown for a shoe shine; it’s getting harder to find a shoe shine in Seattle. Nordstrom is one of the few places left with a stand?

And then an early lunch at one of my favorite spots in the South End of Lake Union, Re:public.

 

South Lake Union , SLU, has gone through a complete transformation and is now the hub not only for tech and biotech but also many of Seattle’s best restaurants and cocktail bars.

So many Seattle neighborhoods have great restaurants and not to diminish any of these but SLU is attracting some of the cities most talented chefs. From established spots like Wild Ginger, Serious Pie, Flying Fish and Cactus to new places on the rise like Revel, LOCAL and Henry’s Tavern.

The walkable vibe of this neighborhood with its connection to downtown Seattle on the South Lake Union Trolley (come up with your own acronym) is opening up the area to so many people. And the trolley will eventually link to the Capitol Hill trolley for more regional public transportation.

Click on the map for homes for sale in South Lake Union + Eastlake. Townhouses and condos dominate this area but there are some great old Seattle homes with amazing views of Lake Union scattered around the lake as well.

Hope you can make it out here soon for your Perfect Seattle Day!

South Lake Union + Eastlake Neighborhoods

Farro w/seasonal veggies at re:public

 

Posted on October 23, 2018 at 12:37 pm
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Where’s Robert…Neighborhood Series – Phinney Ridge

My latest neighborhood series – Phinney Ridge in North Seattle just west of Greenlake.

Get the scoop on this super popular Seattle neighborhood in my video and in person.

I’ll be hosting an Open just off Phinney Ridge (Greenwood Ave) this Saturday from 11-2pm.

http://robertbjohnson.com/listing/87675551

Neighborhood Series – Phinney Ridge from Robert Johnson on Vimeo.

On tour in Phinney Ridge by Greenlake in Seattle.
Open House, Saturday, 10-20-18, 11-2p.
326 N 78th St.

Thank you Amy Hyden, Windermere Mt. Baker, (listing agent) for the great Phinney Ridge video below!

326 N 78th St, Seattle. from Amy Hyden on Vimeo.

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 8:49 am
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Where’s Robert…Neighborhood Series – Bryant

This weekend I’ll be in the Bryant neighborhood in NE Seattle. 

This quiet destination neighborhood is just northeast of the UW campus with easy access to so many great things – Link station @ UW, Children’s Hospital, University Village shops & restaurants, I-5 + Downtown Seattle.

Boasting some of the best schools in the city, Bryant is a top destination for anyone looking for a peaceful, vibrant and connected neighborhood. 

 

I have to claim bias because I live in NE Seattle too, View Ridge, having moved here just before I married my wife in 2006.

We love the convenience to downtown Seattle but feel we have everything we need right here in the NE.

Our girls love hitting a UW Tennis match or a UW Women’s Softball game; all only minutes from our home.

Go Dawg’s!!!

 

To hear more about this incredible neighborhood and to see how our real estate market is doing, come see me this Sunday 3-5pm at this great Bryant craftsman.

Cheers, RBJ. – Work with a Friend.

http://robertbjohnson.com/listing/86309998

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 12:11 pm
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My Neighborhood Series – Mt Baker

My ongoing Neighborhood Series – Mt Baker.

In SE Seattle. Great neighborhood feel, awesome restaurants and the Mt Baker station, Link Light Rail, just minutes to downtown Seattle!

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm
Robert Johnson | Category: Neighborhood

Neighborhood Series – New in Eastlake

A five-story building with 103 units would replace one of the Ross Labs buildings on Fairview, and the other would be renovated for commercial space. 

A new look for this close in neighborhood in the shadow of the I-5 bridge and some amazing views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle.

I think most residents worry when they see a large scale project pop up in their neighborhood.

This developer and architect are looking toward neighborhood improvements as well.

Public47 writes, “The new hill-climb stair will become an active addition to the city and allow access from the Eastlake commercial core to Good Turn Park on Lake Union. In addition, the alley path will increase connectivity and safety for what is currently an unimproved dead-end.”

 

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12114548.html

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 11:17 am
Robert Johnson | Category: Neighborhood

NO Single Family zoning-Vancouver, BC – Neighborhood Series

This is another post in my Neighborhood Series

Single Family Zoning eliminated in Vancouver, BC.

 

The Vancouver city council just did what Seattle proposed a few years ago; eliminating single family zoning.

I know we have a housing shortage, especially for affordable housing but this still seems like an extreme step that can change the look, feel and livability of our neighborhoods.

So many Seattleites love this city because of our strong neighborhood feel throughout the city.

Higher density housing possibilities in all neighborhoods will permanently change our city.

I hope our city council considers this idea greatly before following in Vancouver’s footsteps. 

 

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 10:55 am
Robert Johnson | Category: Neighborhood

Seattle Neighborhood Series – Viaduct Closure

I’m starting a new feature on my blog called the, “Neighborhood Series”. 

It will inform, educate and hopefully help my Seattle neighbors understand and learn about this great city and its beloved neighborhoods.

 

My first post is about our beloved Viaduct coming down.

It’s finally here. The new SR99 Tunnel is ready to Open this fall and then they will bring down our Seattle waterfront icon, the Viaduct.

Sure, it might have come down on its own during the next earthquake but I’m one of the Seattleites that’ll miss this concrete monstrosity. 

I’ve driven on it, run the St. Patty’s Day Dash on it, been drowned out by the traffic noise on it and seen it define our skyline for so long.

 Sorry to see it go but can’t wait to see the transformation.

 

https://komonews.com/news/local/commute-times-to-double-during-viaduct-closure

 

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 10:39 am
Robert Johnson | Category: Neighborhood